Laundry Chemicals Guide

Buying Guide

Picture your restaurant's stylish chef apparel, elegant cloth table covers and accompanying napkins. If you operate a resort, hotel, or retirement community, imagine how many sets of sheets, towels, and other linens you're responsible for. Now, how do you keep all of these textiles looking fresh, clean, and smelling great? The answer is simple with our vast offering of great laundry chemicals from Noble Chemical and other renowned brands!

Dispenser vs. Manual Feed

Lavex Hotel Bath Towel - 27 inch x 54 inch 100% Ring Spun Cotton 17 lbs. - 12 / Pack

Due to the differences in how laundry chemicals are manufactured and packaged, some are intended for use with manual feed machines, others with dispenser feed machines, and others can be used with both! But with so many options to choose from, which of them are best for your operation? If you want your hotel towels to stay clean and soft for as long as possible, read on to discover the different types of laundry chemicals we offer, as well as insight into the specific dispenser feed laundry products and manual feed laundry products.

Manual feed laundry machines are those where the user is responsible for manually measuring out and inserting their chemicals into a laundry machine. You will see these in some smaller hotels and motels.

Dispenser feed laundry machines receive their chemicals automatically, in precisely portioned doses, from chemical delivery systems to save time and money on wasted product that can occur with manual feed machines. These are most prominent in large scale institutional or correctional facilities, hotels, resorts, nursing homes, and more.

Glossary

Pre Spotters

Used to treat stubborn laundry stains before the normal laundering process.

Detergents

The primary agent for cleaning laundry by breaking up and removing dirt / stains. Available in three forms.

  • Liquid
    • Can be used in dispenser feed or manual feed machines
    • Concentrates great in all water temperatures
    • Noble Chemical Detergent II Liquid Laundry Detergent
    • Can be cumbersome to store
    • May not be as cost effective as other options.
  • Powder
    • Can be used in manual feed machines
    • Have a longer shelf life than liquid so you can really buy in bulk
    • Diluting with your own water may be more cost effective than liquid
    • Requires warm water to dissolve
  • Solid
    • Can be used in dispenser feed machines
    • Goes straight from the package to the dispenser to eliminate accidental mixing and mishandling

Detergent Boosters

Used in conjunction with detergent or water to help break up heavy soil loads while also conditioning water for the best results.

Neutralizers

Used to control the pH of linen to minimize potential skin irritation while also removing residual alkali and mineral deposits to prevent yellowing and graying that's caused by high mineral levels in the water. Also known as a "souring agent."

Bleaches / Destainers

Used for stains not removed during the wash cycle, and also for whitening and brightening clothing. Available in two general types.

  • Chlorine Bleach: Primarily used for brightening white linens, but not safe on all types of fabrics.
  • Oxygen Bleach: Sometimes known as "color-safe" bleach, it is safe for use on almost all fabrics.

Fabric Softeners

Softens laundry while reducing static cling and wrinkles.

Comparison

Product
Highlights
Noble Chemical Destainer III
  • Liquid formula
  • Chlorine bleach with enhanced whitening & stain removal properties
  • For use in conjunction with water only
  • For dispenser feed machines
2.5 Gallon Noble Chemical Oxy Brite Color-Safe Bleach - 2 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Oxygen bleach with excellent stain removing properties
  • Safe for use on all cotton, linen, & synthetic fabrics
  • For dispenser feed machines
8 lb. Noble Chemical Oxy Dip Bleach Presoak and Destainer -  4 / Case
  • Powder formula
  • Deep cleaning power of oxygen makes for an excellent presoak and destainer
  • Safe for use on colors
  • Can also be used to clean carpeting, upholstery, coffee pots and more
  • For manual feed machines
Product
Highlights
Noble Chemical Detergent II Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid formula
  • Alkaline builders, sequestering, & soil suspending agents release the most difficult soil and grease stains
  • For manual & dispenser feed machines
Noble Chemical Wash Brite Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid formula
  • Builders, surfactants, brighteners, & soil suspending agents combine to produce whiter, brighter linens
  • For manual & dispenser feed machines
5 lb. Noble Chemical Laundry Block Solid Laundry Detergent - 4 / Case
  • Solid formula
  • Super concentrated for long-lasting performance
  • Disposable dispenser jars
  • For dispenser feed machines
Noble Chemical Low Suds Laundry Detergent - 50 lbs.
  • Powder formula
  • Low-suds agent prevents clogs in automated washing cycles
  • Borax & other brighteners for crisp, clean clothing
  • For manual feed machines
1 Gallon Diversey 5729765 Sun Liquid Laundry Detergent - 4 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Pleasant citrus scent
  • For manual feed machines
1 Gallon Diversey Wisk Deep Clean 5833870 Laundry Detergent (HE) - 4 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • For HE machines
  • Fresh herbal scent
  • Removes body oil and invisible soils
  • For manual feed machines
Diversey 5729896 All Multi-Purpose Powder Detergent – 32.5 Lbs.
  • Powder formula
  • Can also be used to clean floors & other hard surfaces
  • Kosher
  • For manual feed machines
2 Qt. Diversey 5792182 All Free & Clear High Efficiency Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent - 4 / Case
  • Liquid or powder formula
  • For HE machines
  • 100% free of dyes, perfumes, & preservatives
  • Hypoallergenic
  • For manual feed machines
2 Gallon Diversey 5769100 All High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent - 2 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • For HE machines
  • Pleasant floral scent
  • Removes stains from oil, grease, dirt, red wine, and more
  • For manual feed machines
1 Gallon James Austin's 101 Mountain Fresh Laundry Detergent - 4 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Phosphate free & biodegradable
  • Fresh mountain scent
  • For manual feed machines
1 Gallon James Austin's 101 Laundry Detergent with Bleach Alternative - 4 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Phosphate free & biodegradable
  • Bleach alternative deep-cleans without the need for presoaking
  • For manual feed machines
Product
Highlights
Noble Chemical Super Break  Alkaline Laundry Soil Breaker - 5 Gallons
  • Liquid formula
  • For use in conjunction with detergent
  • For dispenser fed machines
  • Water conditioners combine with soil-suspending agents for best performance
Noble Chemical Break 1 inch Alkaline Laundry Soil Breaker
  • Liquid formula
  • For dispenser fed machines
  • For use in conjunction with detergent
Product
Highlights
Noble Chemical ASOFT Eversoft Liquid Laundry Softener
  • Liquid formula
  • Pleasant, mild fragrance
  • For manual & dispenser feed machines
2.5 Gallon Noble Chemical ASOSO Sour Softener IV - 2 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Safe for use on natural and synthetic fibers
  • Doubles as a sour to neutralize residual alkalis and minimize irritation to sensitive skin by controlling the pH
  • For use in conjunction with water only
  • For dispenser feed machines
James Austin's Big-Valu Pink Fabric Softener - 5 Gallons
  • Liquid formula
  • Safe for use on natural and synthetic fibers
  • Phosphorous free
  • For manual & dispenser feed machines
40 Count Diversey CB451088 Snuggle Blue Sparkle Fabric Softener Sheets -12 / Case
  • Dryer sheets
  • Pleasant floral scent
  • No liquid means no chance for mess
  • For manual feed machines
2 Gallon Diversey 5777724 Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener - 2 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Pleasant floral scent
  • For manual feed machines
1 Gallon James Austin's 101 Concentrated Spring Fresh Fabric Softener - 4 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Subtle "spring fresh" scent
  • For manual feed machines
Product
Highlights
2.5 Gallon Noble Chemical Nutra Balance Liquid Laundry Neutralizer / Sour - 2 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Keeps linen crisp and protects sensitive skin
  • For dispenser fed machines
Product
Highlights
1 Qt. Noble Chemical Vanish Laundry Prespotter - 12 / Case
  • Liquid formula
  • Enzymatic formula eliminates oil,
    grease, dirt, makeup, & other tough laundry stains

Vending Machines

Four Column Laundry Soap Vending Machine

Many commercial operations are going to buy their laundry products in bulk containers—5 gallons of liquid, 50 lb. powder tubs, 5 lb. solid canisters—the list goes on and on. But some operations, like Laundromats, apartment complexes, college campuses and hotel laundry rooms, will also benefit from offering smaller self-serve portions for patron use. For those operations, we've got you covered with an impressive selection of laundry soap vending machines, and laundry products for coin operated machines The machines are available in 2, 3 and 4 column models so you can offer patrons any combination of detergent, bleach, fabric softener and laundry bags.